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“Museum of Time”
Review of Musee du Temps

Musee du Temps
Ranked #2 of 96 things to do in Besancon
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

We found the museum did not meet our expectations. It seemed to provide a good history but we were hoping for more exhibits showing the watches that had been made in Besancon. Everything is written in French only.

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Reviewed February 17, 2014

You wouldn’t feel the time in this place, so many interesting things to read, watch and learn. It is a pity that Besancon is not a watch manufacturing anymore.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Le Musée du Temps (the Museum of Time) is home to a vast and varied collection of watches, clocks and time-pieces that reflects Besançon's long - but now totally disappeared - establishment as the clockmaking centre of France.

The permanent collection is carefully curated and displayed over four floors of the magnificent 16th-century Palais Granvelle on the main street at the upper end of the old town. There are often temporary special exhibitions on display in other rooms of the building.

At the top of the museum, a staircase leads to the top of an ancient tower, which gives great views across the city and out to its surrounding hills.

On the ground floor, there is also a good book- and gift-shop that carries a varied collection of clock- and watch-related literature, as well as local-history publications.

Definitely to be included on a visit to the town.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
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